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Does anyone know if the CTX1300 has an on-board tool kit like the VTX1800 series bikes?
 

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Very basic -- an Allen wrench (5 mm, I think), a flippable flat head/philips head screwdriver, fuse puller, and cable loop for locking your helmet under the seat. A few of us have grabbed a pre-filled tool kit or thrown together our own collection of stuff we hope we'll never have go use.
 

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Thanks for the info.
Another question? Where is the tool kit stored... Under the seat perhaps?
 

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Thanks. I will look for it when I pick up my new CTX1300 Deluxe in Blue next week.
Can't wait...
 

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HERE is the thread I posted on the subject and what I replaced the factory tool kit with.
That link takes you to the post with photos of the new tool kit. I did add a small adjustable wrench and a folding knife to the kit but still fits easily in the holder in the saddlebag. The first photo is the factory kit and all the tools that came with mine, but forgot and left out the helmet cable. The next photo is all the tools that came with the new kit. Then a photo of the 2 kits rolled up for comparison. The last photo is of the new kit in the factory tool kit holder/bracket in the left saddlebag.
When I added my 12v socket in the right saddlebag (another thread in the Electronics forum on this board) I primarily used the tools in my new kit to remove the saddlebag and also to install the bolts on the socket in the saddlebag. I did, of course, need to supplement the tools I needed to use from my "big" tool box since this was a job for the garage anyway. But I wanted to see how much I could do with just the tools in the kit. The hex key (Allen wrench) needed to remove the saddlebags is not included in the factory kit, but is included in the CruzTOOLS kit (Linky). Oh, I just noticed I left out the tire gauge that is included in the kit. I put that in the left small storage up front since I use that one now.
 

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Bob:

I decided to copy you and ordered the CruzTOOLS Speedkit from Amazon last night. This seems like a good alternative to the factory kit and will certainly be more useful! I'll most likely move over the fuse puller, though I hope I never have to use it, given the difficulty of getting the cover to fit back over the fuse box area once it has been removed. Maybe you can show me the trick for getting that cover back on...
 
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Here's my Roadgear Tool Pouch, open and rolled up. You can fit a good bunch of stuff in it without taking up too much space. It comes empty, so you can pick and grab whatever stuff you think is important to take along with you. Unfortunately it does not fit in the tool holder in the left saddlebag, so right now it's just flopping around in there until I figure out how/where to secure it. (Sorry about the glare -- the RoadGear tag is reflective!)





I got mine from Amazon: Amazon.com: ROADGEAR Sport Touring Tool Pouch - Black: Automotive

If for any reason this link doesn't work, just search Amazon for Roadgear tool pouch. This one specifically is the ROADGEAR Sport Touring Tool Pouch - Black.
 

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ONe thing I was thinking I might have to do is to cut off the back end of the tool holder to fit a pouch longer than the holder is. Or maybe even to fit the can of Honda spray cleaner. My CruzTOOLS pouch is short enough to fit though and I feel comfortable with all the tools included plus what I put in. That's the point though. Everyone must feel comfortable with the tools they carry for what ever they think may happen on the road. Now, to find a better container for my tire plug kit...
 

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Well, in all honesty Bob, I threw this together for my last bike, the Thunderbird, which had even less of a 'tool kit' than the CTX, and I carried it in a tool bag on the sissy bar. If I had to do it again, I might very well have just grabbed the same CruzTools kit that you did. ;)
 
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